Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28 during the first quarter of
2016, compared with the previous quarter, according to a preliminary flash estimate published by Eurostat, the
statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2015, GDP grew by 0.3% in the euro area and
by 0.4% in the EU28.